Good news if you were hoping for something along the lines of our first albums. Exclusive Dead Neanderthals track ‘Slow Kitten‘ is exactly that and can be found on the Tartarus Records mixtape ‘Forever Out Of Control‘.
The reason this mixtape was actually put together is less cool. In the 2015 edition of the Noorderzon Festival in Groningen (NL), Harma Heikens’ exhibition of sculptures was shut-down by festival management after people felt offended by one of the pieces being displayed. The work,‘Toys in the Attic’ (used as the cover for the mixtape) cryptically addresses the tender social issue of domestic child molestation.
The sculpture soon caused a small disturbance, and even threats were made to set fire to the exhibition. Management closed down Harma’s show until further notice, and quite soon for the remainder of the festival after Harma spoke to the press, which festival management had forbid her from doing so.
It is because of this that Harma’s piece ‘Toys in the Attic’ is used as the cover for Tartarus’ 50th release. ‘Forever Out Of Control’ is a special mixtape containing Dutch and Belgian bands who are connected to Tartarus or just good friends of the label, support the artist and are against censorship.